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Aconitum spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Aconitum Overview

A genus of over 250 herbaceous perennial plants commonly known as wolfsbane or monkshood. Growing in mountainous regions, this genus is fully hardy and would suit a rock garden or border planting. They bear pretty hooded purple flowers in summer on upright stems, but all parts are highly toxic and handling the foliage may irritate skin.

Common problems with Aconitum

How to propagate Aconitum


Propagation is by division in the autumn, every 2-3 years.


Seed in the autumn.

Other uses of Aconitum

Rock gardens and borders.

Deer Resistant Plants

Although never fully deer proof - they are less likely to eat these.

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Poisonous to Pets

If your pet likes to nibble your plants, check our collection to make sure what they're eating isn't doing them any harm.

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